Prestar­i­ang bags im­mi­gra­tion sys­tem job

The Sun (Malaysia) - - MEDIA & MARKETING -

PE­TAL­ING JAYA: Prestar­i­ang Bhd has re­ceived a let­ter from the government through the Home Af­fairs Min­istry to con­firm that the Cabi­net has ap­proved a multi-bil­lion ring­git 15-year con­ces­sion to the com­pany for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the National Im­mi­gra­tion Con­trol Sys­tem (Sis­tem Kawalan Imi­gre­sen Na­sional, or Skin).

Skin is a government-led bor­der trans­for­ma­tion pro­gramme that will give con­fi­dence, fa­cil­i­tate and en­cour­age the move­ment of peo­ple in and out of the coun­try. Skin will ad­dress cur­rent and fu­ture op­er­a­tional de­mands, in­clud­ing the fa­cil­i­ta­tion in re­la­tion to pre­vent­ing and com­bat­ing se­ri­ous crime, US Home­land Se­cu­rity Pres­i­den­tial Di­rec­tive-6 and Visa Waiver Pro­gramme.

Skin is a com­pre­hen­sive and in­te­grated tech­nol­ogy plat­form to mod­ernise the core ap­pli­ca­tions and in­fra­struc­ture of the national im­mi­gra­tion sys­tem with the ob­jec­tive to en­hance national bor­der se­cu­rity.

When fully com­mis­sioned, Skin will re­place the cur­rent Malaysian Im­mi­gra­tion Sys­tem (Sis­tem Imi­gre­sen Malaysia, or myIMMs). Skin will also com­ple­ment the ex­ist­ing For­eign Work­ers Cen­tralised Man­age­ment Sys­tem (Sis­tem Pen­gu­ru­san Pek­erja As­ing Bersepadu, or ePPAx).

“Prestar­i­ang’s pro­posal was ap­proved af­ter a com­pre­hen­sive tech­ni­cal and com­mer­cial eval­u­a­tion, and thor­ough due dili­gence process. Skin will be im­ple­mented by way of a pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ship through the build, op­er­ate, main­tain and trans­fer method,” Prestar­i­ang said in a stock ex­change fil­ing.

The con­ces­sion will be for 15 years and will con­sist of a three-year buil­dand-de­ploy­ment phase and a 12-year main­te­nance and tech­ni­cal op­er­a­tion phase.

The pay­ment to Prestar­i­ang is in­clu­sive of all costs in­curred dur­ing the build-and-de­ploy­ment phase, and the main­te­nance and tech­ni­cal op­er­a­tion phase.

Pay­ment to Prestar­i­ang will be­gin only upon full com­mis­sion­ing of the sys­tem (af­ter three years), with an av­er­age an­nual pay­ment of RM294.7 mil­lion from year four to year 15 dur­ing the main­te­nance and tech­ni­cal op­er­a­tion phase.

The com­mence­ment date will be sub­ject to the fi­nal­i­sa­tion of the terms and con­di­tions of the agree­ment to be mu­tu­ally agreed be­tween the two par­ties.

“Skin is aligned with Prestar­i­ang’s trans­for­ma­tional busi­ness that will drive its long-term and sus­tain­able growth,” said Prestar­i­ang.

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